Board of Directors Confirms Appointment Following Nine Months in Interim Role.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MRIGlobal Board of Directors today announced that Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal.
With the appointment, Sack assumes responsibility for all MRIGlobal operations, a $100 million contract research organization working in global health, energy, national security and defense. MRIGlobal employs about 550 people, including chemists, biologists, and engineers working in 10 US locations and overseas.
The position includes responsibility for MRIGlobal's partnership in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages more than $400 million in research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
"Tom has the experience, knowledge, and passion to lead MRIGlobal into the future," said William A. Hall, Chairman of the MRIGlobal Board of Directors. "Tom brings technical expertise, strong business acumen, and personal leadership experience to this position. There is no one who better understands MRIGlobal's capabilities and potential."
"This institute has been an important part of my life for 30 years, and I am proud and honored to accept this responsibility," Sack said. "I look forward to working with everyone at MRIGlobal to fulfill our mission – to use science and technology to create a safer, healthier, more sustainable world."
Sack previously served as Senior Vice President and Director of Technical Operations. He first joined the institute, then known as Midwest Research Institute, as a college intern. His technical specialty encompasses high-performance applications of mass spectrometry, the chemistry and detection of chemical warfare agents, analytical methods for trace analysis, and program management.
Sack received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Rockhurst University and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and has coauthored more than 50 publications and technical papers.
An advocate for science education, Sack serves on the Board of Directors of Science Pioneers and previously on the Executive Advisory Committee for FIRST Robotics, Kansas City Region. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy and on the Institutional Advisory Committee of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute.
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